Dried Fruit, Oats and Coffee: Answers to Your Sugar Questions
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The “best” diet is a theme: an emphasis on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, nuts, seeds, and plain water for thirst.
That can be with or without seafood; with or...
Because they are just one ingredient: avocado, lentils, blueberries, broccoli, almonds, etc.
Only 5 percent of people in the US meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommended daily target of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men. That amounts to a population-wide deficiency.
Eating a fiber-rich diet is associated with better gastrointestinal health and a reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, high cholesterol, obesity, type 2 diabetes, even some cancers. Fiber slows the absorption of glucose — which evens out our blood sugar levels — and also lowers cholesterol and inflammation.
Fiber doesn’t just help us poop better — it also nourishes our gut microbiome.
Instead of munching on fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and seeds, more than half of the calories Americans consume come from ultra-processed foods. On any given day, nearly 40 percent of Americans eat fast food. These prepared and processed meals tend to be low in fiber, or even fiber free.
Fruit juice, even if it is freshly pressed, 100 percent juice, is little more than sugar water.
Whole fruit is healthy, and you might think that the juice coming from it must be ...
You might feel full immediately after drinking a glass of juice or a fresh smoothie, but that sensation goes away rapidly, as the liquid quickly empties out of your stomach.
When you drink your calories instead of eating them, your brain doesn’t get the same “I’m full” signal that it does from solid food, even though you end up consuming more calories in the process.